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Let your religion . . . . - Dhamma Wheel

Let your religion . . . .

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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tiltbillings
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Let your religion . . . .

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:48 am

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair. -- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Re: Let your religion . . . .

Postby Ben » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:34 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Let your religion . . . .

Postby cooran » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:58 am

Hello all,

Love is an unusual word.

What do we mean by ‘’love’’? Do we mean romance, lust, desire, lovingkindness, admiration, fascination – or something else?

There are many Pali words for various aspects of ‘love’.
love : (nt.) pema. (m.) sineha; sneha; anurāga. (f.) mettā. (v.t.) piyāyati; pemaṃ bandhati; mettāyati. (pp.) piyāyita; baddhapema.
http://www.budsas.org/ebud/dict-ep/dictep-l.htm

You can look their english meanings up here:
http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/pali/

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Let your religion . . . .

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Re: Let your religion . . . .

Postby imagemarie » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:48 am

”Go forth, on your journey, for the welfare of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world, for the good, the benefit, the bliss of gods and men.."

Sounds like love to me :broke:

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Re: Let your religion . . . .

Postby Ben » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:52 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Let your religion . . . .

Postby plwk » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:41 am

Image Chesterton wuz rite... :tongue:

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Re: Let your religion . . . .

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Re: Let your religion . . . .

Postby kirk5a » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:34 pm

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: Let your religion . . . .

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Re: Let your religion . . . .

Postby reflection » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:30 pm

Thanks tilt :anjali:

:heart:

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Re: Let your religion . . . .

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:11 pm

Oh god Chesterton's first name was Gilbert?

That's horrifying. Gilbert Keith Chesterton might be the dweebiest name I've ever heard.

But I love the quote.
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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Re: Let your religion . . . .

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:30 pm

Author of Redneck Buddhism: or Will You Reincarnate as Your Own Cousin?

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Ben
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Re: Let your religion . . . .

Postby Ben » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:56 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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